Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[GOAL!] a subtraction game

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Winter came back to Utah this weekend.
Winter as in blowing snow and much colder temperatures the day after it was sunny, clear and in the 60s! Weather changes like this always throw my littles for quite the loop.

I was LOVING the vitamin D and warmth.  I know I'm not the only one ready to just be warm.  My own kids are ready for shorts and t-shirts, basketball in the driveway, riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, being outside all day!

My littles adore this little soccer guy from Cre8tive Hands!
They also need a LOT of practice with subtraction fact fluency, so. . .why not combine something they LOVE with something they love a whole lot less?
As a bonus, soccer is a SPRING sport in Utah, so maybe, just maybe we can visualize spring?!

Goal! After teaching how to play this could easily be an independent activity for the littles that actually are understanding, with time for reteaching those who still just don't quite understand.

Image is linked.
(At least now it is, thanks, Heidi!)  :)
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Hope you're having a great week!


  1. This looks so cute. Thanks for the link to Cre8tive Hands too. I can't get the game to show...only the link to Cre8tive Hands comes up. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks again!
    Swamp Frog First Graders

  2. I was loving the warmer weather also. It's not fun with the sun shining, but freezing.
    Thanks for another fun game.

  3. Oops...I think the weather got a bit confused... I wanted the snow to come to Oklahoma.

    First Grade Delight

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    Deb at Fabulously First

  5. oh my goodness my students absolutely love soccer and they will love this game! thank you so much for creating and sharing!!! First Is a Fairytale

  6. Love Soccer! Thanks for this. We needed some more subtraction practice for sure.

  7. This is so cute!! I can't load it though, it says it's out of bandwidth??